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Though the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since SPY‘s debut in 1993, there is still only a small percentage of ETFs that account for the majority of the industry’s assets. For some perspective, SPY’s total assets under management account for over one-tenth of all equity-based funds’ assets combined. And though some of the most popular exchange traded funds have managed to deliver stellar returns over the last few years, there are a handful of lesser-known ETFs that have also logged in noteworthy gains [see 7 Emerging Market ETFs Crushing It In 2013]. [click to continue…]

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Wall Street is coming out of earnings season with more steam than before. Even though not all reports were positive, it seems that investors are unwilling to allow anything to slow down returns. With this in mind, it is no surprise that the ETF industry is booming; April alone saw the introduction of 18 new funds and not a single closing, and equities continue to shine in 2013 [see also How to Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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Since the introduction of the S&P 500 ETF in January of 1993, the ETF industry has continued to gain popularity, offering investment products in almost every imaginable segment of the global economy. There are more than 1,400 ETF products on the market in the U.S., and almost 50 ETF issuers. Invesco PowerShares is one of those […]

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Looking Back At Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2012

by on December 18, 2012 | Updated February 26, 2013

This time of year is when many choose to reflect on what they have done over the last 12 months, and what they hope to achieve in a new year. Here at ETFdb we are doing the same, by looking back at our 12 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2012 and what we expected from […]

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Though the year is still very young, 2012 has gotten off to a promising start for investors. Major stock indexes have generally climbed higher throughout the first few weeks thanks to a number of encouraging data releases and reduced anxiety over the potential fallout from the European debt crisis [see also Early ETF Stars of […]

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12 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2012

by on December 28, 2011 | Updated December 12, 2012

For many investors, 2011 was an up-and-down year; risky assets came racing out of the gates, but a string of negative developments erased all of the early gains during a chaotic summer. Heading in to 2012, the outlook is mixed; there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future, as well as some […]

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Now the debt ceiling has been raised, investors can get back to focusing on corporate earnings in order to drive market performance. Although the economy is still sluggish, these quarterly updates have been keeping many sectors afloat, especially in the consumer focused industries where spending is down but profits are still relatively well at many […]

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The first week of November was poised to be an interesting one for the financial world, and when all was said and done it did not disappoint. The benchmark S&P 500 index soared by 3.6% last week as traders cheered the return of a Republican dominated House of Representatives and strong gains for the GOP […]

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When companies began tightening their belts as the most recent recession hit, advertising budgets were slashed in an effort to minimize losses in the short term and weather the storm. This behavior had a significant impact on companies that generate significant revenues from advertising, and broadcast television networks endured one of their leanest years in […]

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One recurring investment theme in 2010 has been the recovery of industries that were slammed during the most recent downturn. Financials and homebuilders are among the top performers of 2010, continuing to claw back ground lost in recent years. Another sector experiencing a similar “bounceback” is the media industry. Many analysts predicted a slow and […]

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The ETF industry has expanded rapidly in recent years, with hundreds of new product launches covering various regions, sectors, and investment strategies. The surge in ETF product offerings–there are now nearly 1,000 exchange-traded products in our ETF screener–has sparked some speculation that the industry has reached a point of saturation–or perhaps has long since blown […]

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With interest rates still hovering just above zero and growing concerns over an unavoidable uptick in inflation, many investors are anticipating that the Federal Reserve will have no choice but to raise rates from their historically low levels in the near future. Ben Bernanke, the Chairman of the Fed, recently unveiled a strategy to unwind […]

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